The Good Shepherd, Gentle Guide, and Gracious Host

Metaphors and Meditations from the Twenty-Third Psalm

By Patrick Allen

The Good Shepherd, Gentle Guide, and Gracious Host

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  • ISBN: 9781532677106
  • Pages: 224
  • Publication Date: 3/19/2020
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60
Web Price: $21.60

The Good Shepherd, Gentle Guide, and Gracious Host

Metaphors and Meditations from the Twenty-Third Psalm

By Patrick Allen

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532677106
  • Pages: 224
  • Publication Date: 3/19/2020
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60

About-

The Good Shepherd, Gentle Guide, and Gracious Host is a collection of fifteen discipleship meditations, organized around three metaphors from the Twenty-Third Psalm. Why does the Twenty-Third Psalm connect so profoundly with the human spirit, whether we are grieving, hoping, or suffering? The answer has much to do with the approachable, inviting metaphors for God that are expressed in this psalm—the good shepherd, the gentle guide, and the gracious host, as well as the full range of human emotions that rise up within us when we read them.



Each chapter contains a powerful personal story told by one of the Northwest’s best storytellers, an inviting meditation from a line of the psalm, the wisdom of Scripture, some words of practical advice, and questions for reflection and discussion. Suited for personal devotions or small discipleship groups, The Good Shepherd, Gentle Guide, and Gracious Host invites all of us to an adventure of grace, healing, and hope, seeing God as approachable, good, loving, and kind.



As our understanding of God’s love and care matures, our spiritual journeys will take on a new character, too. This book will highlight the path ahead, providing fence posts, guide posts, and lamp posts as we make our way home.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Patrick Allen has experienced life’s greatest joys and deepest sorrows. That’s not metaphor. It’s fact. He has written a beautiful and believable account of how God guides, leads, and accompanies in life’s highest highs and lowest lows. You can believe what he says. And you can believe in the God he points us toward.”

—Dean Nelson, author of God Hides in Plain Sight



“Patrick brings us something refreshingly unique. Far more impactful than most devotional writing, each chapter felt as if I had just spent time with a life-long spiritual mentor who humbly shared both his wisdom and his life with me. Don’t rush through it. Read it slowly. Let it soak into your soul. You will be glad you did.”

—Ken Van Vliet, Senior Pastor, Monte Vista Chapel, Turlock, CA

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Patrick Allen

Bio(s)-

Patrick Allen is a retired university administrator and professor and the author of Morning Resolve: To Live a Simple, Sincere, and Serene Life (Cascade, 2015) and For Today: A Prayer when Life Gets Messy (Cascade, 2018). He and his wife, Lori, reside in Newberg, Oregon.

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